Electroceutical research with widespread implications for regulating spleen function

An international team of researchers, led by University of Houston Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering Mario Romero-Ortega, has progressed electroceutical research for treatment of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and sepsis. Romero-Ortega partnered with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of Wollongong in Australia. The field of electroceuticals, where electrical stimulation is used […]

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Intervention eliminates Black-white gaps in survival from early-stage breast and lung cancer

A new study shows that system-level changes to the way cancer care is delivered can also eliminate Black-white disparities in survival from early-stage lung and breast cancer. By identifying and addressing obstacles that kept patients from finishing radiation treatments for cancer, the intervention improved five-year survival rates for all patients and erased the survival gap between Black and white patients. […]

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Men, women ride the same emotional roller coaster

Contrary to widely held gender stereotypes, women are not more emotional than men, researchers say. Feelings such as enthusiasm, nervousness or strength are often interpreted differently between the two genders. It’s what being “emotional” means to men vs. women that is part of a new University of Michigan study that dispels these biases. For instance, a man whose emotions fluctuate […]

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NHS union to ballot medics on strike over 'insulting' 3% salary hike

NHS moves one step closer to a strike over pay: Union will ballot medics about taking industrial action over ‘insulting’ 3% salary hike as health staff demand FIVE TIMES more GMB union is demanding a 15% pay rise, 5 times what the Government is offering Ballot on strike to be held next month, and if approved, could be held in new year Over […]

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New measurements improve diagnosis of heart capillary disease

Researchers at the Catharina Heart and Vascular Center, together with Eindhoven University of Technology, have developed a new measurement method to analyze the smallest capillaries of the heart by measuring blood flow and resistance. The new method to assess coronary microcirculation allows cardiologists to make a clearer diagnosis. Until recently, the tests used for this purpose were not comprehensive. In […]

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